Table Saw Cabinet

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Project by Chuck McIntyre posted 08-17-2015 08:21 PM 2887 views 8 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I spent the last couple weekends getting this put together. I had been struggling with cutting sheet goods on my Dewalt and wanted a dedicated left-side support. My crosscut sled also felt pretty sketchy at times due to the left-side fence extension. I will post that up shortly. In addition, I also had table saw accessories all over the shop that were rarely, if ever, within arm’s reach. A couple drawers under the saw took care of that issue.

The left side support cabinet seemed like a good place to stash the compressor. It seems as though I have been constantly tripping over it. My only concern is heat build-up but, considering how infrequently I use it, I am not overly concerned about it right now. I drilled a handful of vent holes in the back to help with air flow and I figure I can always mount a PC fan in there down the road if needed. I may or may nor put a door on it. The air hose hanger on the back is only temporary. I still need to route some dust collection hose right where the air hose is currently hanging. I have all the stuff to do it – just ran put of energy. I am also going to mount a power strip on the shallow panel to the left of where the air hose is hanging.

This is actually the first part of a two-part project. I will be making an outfeed / glue-up / assembly table to pair up with it in the next few weeks.

Please feel free to leave any comments. I appreciate the criticism as well any positive feedback.

Thank you,


Update – I added the power strip and a section of dust collection hose this afternoon. I’ve been using the Dust Right quick connect system from Rockler. I put their adapter that will take a standard 4” hose on one end and their Dust Right handle on the other in a spring clip attached to the back. Not particularly impressed with the spring clip as the weight of that heavy Rockler hose tends to pull on it too much. I will probably replace that in short order. You can see the modification in the last picture.

I need to come up with another solution for the air hose. I am building an out feed table this weekend. The air hose may get incorporated into that. I’m planning to overhang the work surface on the out feed table by about a foot where it meets the table saw in order to leave extra room for the dust collection hose.

-- Wood is a gift from God that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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#1 posted 08-17-2015 10:19 PM

Great job! Several months ago I built just the most basic of stands for my Bosch Worksite Table Saw out of 2×4’s and 1/2” plywood. Just something to set the saw on to get started. But I know what you mean about wanting a support surface on the left. I will probably build one similar to yours. I like the 2 drawers under the saw, but I think I might have the left side just be a tall bay to be used as a storage spot for my table saw sleds.

I look forward to hearing about your outfeed / glue-up / assembly table.

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#2 posted 08-18-2015 11:44 AM

A nice build. Houses everything you need within reach.

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Chuck McIntyre

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#3 posted 08-19-2015 06:27 AM


I really like your idea of using the left-side support for sled storage. I look forward to seeing the pictures when you get it finished. I have that incoporated in the design for the outfeed table. I plan for it to be just over 4’ long and have a short shelf just below the work surface that will run the entire length of the table. My crosscut sled, with the fence extension, is right at 48”.


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Chuck McIntyre

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#4 posted 08-19-2015 06:28 AM


Thank you, sir. That means a lot coming from you!


-- Wood is a gift from God that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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#5 posted 09-20-2015 11:01 PM

Chuck, That is one excellently thought out and efficient work station. I tip my hat to you!

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